Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water Selects Digicore Vehicle Tracking

Nov. 28, 2006 – Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water, the water company serving 420,000 people in parts of Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, has appointed DigiCore to develop a vehicle tracking solution for its fleet of cars, vans and commercial vehicles. Under the agreement, 105 vehicles will be installed with DigiCore’s innovative C-track vehicle tracking and fleet management system to achieve a range of operational and business benefits.

The vehicle tracking solution has been designed to support Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water’s ongoing business plan to achieve efficiencies and promote best-practice throughout all areas of its operation. Utilising the C-track system, the company expects to optimise its fleet operation by reducing fuel usage, enhancing work practices and planning, and improving customer service levels through faster response times.

Furthermore, the vehicle tracking system will form an essential part of Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water’s health and safety policy and code of practice, enabling the company to better manage work-related road safety. Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water is also committed to protecting its mobile workforce and improving working conditions, so as part of the solution, panic alarms have been installed on approximately 60 of the vehicles to allow employees to call for assistance in an emergency.

Richard Barton at Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water commented: “The C-track system is a proven vehicle tracking tool that will provide greater visibility of our mobile assets and workforce. This added insight will enable Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water to achieve substantial operating efficiencies, whilst improving management of health and safety risks, and customer service.”

Tom O’Connor, Managing Director of DigiCore Ltd said: “We are delighted to be working with Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water and this partnership further underlines the expertise DigiCore possesses within the utilities sector. The C-track system has become the vehicle tracking system of choice amongst utilities businesses by repeatedly demonstrating the value it can provide.”

C-track is a sophisticated fleet management system that adopts the latest technology to provide a comprehensive real-time vehicle management tool. This proven solution provides vital information about mobile assets and workforce, and offers a scaleable mobile solution that meets the complex needs of car, van and commercial vehicle fleet operators.

About Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water
Ranked fourth out of 22 water companies in England and Wales in the latest performance assessment by Ofwat, the industry regulator – Bournemouth & West Hampshire Water provides water to 420,000 people in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and surrounding areas. The company supplies about 170,000 households and about 16,000 businesses through a system of eight major treatment works and a network of 2,750 kilometres of pipes. It is investing a total of £43 million in capital projects between 2005 and 2010.

About DigiCore
Digicore (www.digicore.co.uk) is a global company with 15 years experience developing and implementing end-to-end vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions. DigiCore’s advanced C-track technology is fitted to more than 150,000 vehicles operating in 21 countries across 4 continents.
Digicore works in partnership with its customers to develop solutions that deliver measurable business and operational benefits by providing total visibility and control of mobile assets and mobile work forces. DigiCore utilises a range of vehicle location, fleet management, satellite navigation and security tools, to provide commercial vehicle, van and car fleet operators with scaleable solutions that offer flexibility, reliability and functionality.

For further information please contact:
Jonathan Symons
Jasper Business Communications
Jonathan@jasper-biz.com
Tel: 020 8771 8240
Mob: 07799 714005

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